The Portland Museum of Art's collection features fine and decorative arts from the late 18th century to the present. Strengths of the collection include works by American artists Winslow Homer, Frederic Edwin Church, Fitz Henry Lane, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, and three generations of the Wyeth family. The American collection is complemented by works by such modern European masters as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, and Fernand Léger. The breadth of the collection is also enhanced through the generosity and vision of the Friends of the Collection and major Museum donors who have placed their works of art at the Museum, whether through gifts, bequests, or long-term loans.
Would you like to donate or sell a work of art to the Portland Museum of Art? Please contact the Curatorial Department at (207) 775-6148, ext. 3240 for information about our acquisitions policies and procedures.
For information regarding objects in the Museum's permanent collection that changed hands during the Nazi era (1933-1945) and whose provenance is incomplete, please visit the American Association of Museums website and click on Search for Objects.